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Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Carver Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

The Carver PTO meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Carver Media Center. All parents and guardians in the Carver School community are welcome and encouraged to attend these monthly meetings.

This organization serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas between school and home. It is also an organizational base of support for our school. Volunteer services and fundraising are some activities undertaken by this group.

If you have a student at Carver, you are welcome as a member of Carver's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)! No fees, no commitment, and no prior experience necessary!

Carver's PTO Frequently Asked Questions

Carver PTO FAQ

You are invited and welcome to attend any or all monthly PTO meetings! There's no better way to find out what's going on at Carver or to find out how you can be more involved in your child's education. We love to see new faces and hear new voices!

Thank you! We appreciate your dedication to our students and staff.

What does it take to be in the PTO?

  • Anyone with a student at Carver is automatically a member of the PTO! There are no fees, no commitment, and no prior experience necessary!

Do I have to attend EVERY meeting if I attend ONE meeting?

  • No! You can come to any or all meetings that work for you.

What happens at a PTO meeting?

  • We hear about PTO financials, get updates about school happenings, learn what's going on in classrooms from grade-level teachers and specialists, and sometimes we even have exciting guest speakers!

What is the purpose of the PTO?

  • The purpose of the PTO is to work with parents, teachers, and staff to enhance the Carver student educational experience. The PTO organizes fundraisers and events to raise money to benefit Carver students. The money raised goes directly back to Carver kids in the form of classroom materials, field trips, school assemblies, and more. PTO members make decisions on how to best allocate funds.

Why should I get involved in the PTO?

  • Get to better know your child's teacher, our principal, and connect with other Carver parents.
  • Learn more about Carver and feel more comfortable at school.
  • Help make decisions that affect your school and your child.
  • Research shows that parent involvement greatly affects the success rate of students in a positive way.
  • IT'S FUN!

Who are this year's PTO Board Members?

  • Parent Co-Chairs: Clara Rusch and Kristin Mersberger
  • Teacher Co-Chairs: Tonna Nelson - 1st Grade teacher and Carla Perino -2nd Grade Teacher
  • Secretary: Clara Rusch
  • Treasurer: Kristin Mersberger

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